Hireology Partners with SkillSurvey®

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Integration provides Hireology users with a unique tool for checking candidates’ references.

SkillSurvey® and Hireology team up

The results these assessments produce are so thorough, that hiring managers will feel as if they are taking less of a risk with hiring a new employee

The leading selection management platform, Hireology, has announced a partnership with SkillSurvey, an industry leader in web-based reference assessments. Named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in 2011 and 2012, SkillSurvey utilizes industrial/organizational psychology principles to guide their pre-hire assessment process.

Through this partnership, Hireology users can avoid the tedious process of checking candidates' references by phone. Hiring managers can now feel more confident knowing they made the right hiring decision based on factual evidence, not just a "gut-feeling."

Offering behavior-based, job-specific surveys for each position,SkillSurvey's process is virtually hands-free for hiring managers. Each job candidate will input contact information for as many as five business references, including previous managers and co-workers, and then answer a series of questions. From there, the automated system sends out the web-based assessment to each reference entered, and hiring managers can expect to have an aggregated report showing feedback from references within two days.

“We are very excited about our partnership with Hireology,” said Ray Bixler, president and CEO of SkillSurvey. “SkillSurvey’s Pre-Hire 360® reference-assessment has proven to show a correlation between reference responses and hiring manager satisfaction, so Hireology users can be confident they are making better, more informed hiring decisions.”

SkillSurvey’s reference assessments have an 80 percent response rate, a significantly higher rate than traditional reference-checks by phone. Additionally, data has shown that references are more likely to be honest about a candidate's past performance when filling out an anonymous online survey, compared to a reference-check via the phone.

"We are so excited to offer SkillSurvey's reference assessments to our customers," said Margot Nash, director of product development. "The results these assessments produce are so thorough, that hiring managers will feel as if they are taking less of a risk with hiring a new employee."

Working to eliminate ineffective reference-checking while increasing recruiting efficiency, Hireology users now have access to SkillSurvey's scientifically-validated and behavioral reference assessments.

About Hireology

Hireology’s award-winning selection management system helps companies organize their hiring process and leverage data to make better hiring decisions. Franchise systems, banks and financial institutions, healthcare systems, dealer networks, and other multi-site operators use Hireology’s web-based Selection Manager™ to deliver consistent and repeatable hiring decisions in the field - leading to better hiring decisions, lower turnover, and increased profitability per location. For more information, please visit http://www.Hireology.com.

About SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey is the inventor of online reference-checking solutions that improve quality-of-hire and increase recruiting efficiency. Its solutions allow recruiters and hiring managers to collect feedback from references on a candidate’s behaviors and work performance. The information, all gathered electronically, is used to make better hiring decisions. This patent-pending approach to reference assessments is based on over 30 years of research in job competency modeling. For more information, visit http://www.skillsurvey.com.

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